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Aurangabad: Release of 7 lakh cusec water from Rihand dam has resulted in flood in river Sone river causing flood like situation under Daudnagar and Nabinagar bocks in Aurangabad district. The flood water is flowing on the roads at some places in the district paralysing normal life of the people.
In view of flood like situation in many pockets under Daudnagar and Nabinagar blocks, the district administration has sounded alert. DM Kawal Tanuj has issued directives to officials to keep a close watch on the entire situation round the clock and announcement is being made by officers in flood prone areas urging the people to shift to safer places. SDM Aurangabad and Daudnagar are camping in affected areas to monitor the rescue operation.
DM Kawal Tanuj said that so far over four dozen people hadve been evacuated from different places in Sone riverine areas. He said that 17 jawans of State disaster relief force (SDRF) have been called with the coordination of Gaya district and have been directed to stay till the situation returns to normal. Hesaid the flood afected people would get all kinds relief. The relief camps will also be set up if required. The officials of water resources and health departments have been put on alert and the medical teams have been asked to perform duty round the clock. He said that dereliction of duty will invite stern against officials concerned.
Sources said three gates of Mohammadganj barrage had been damaged due to which canal water was flowing on Nabinagar-Japla road under Nabinagar blocks casusing hardship to the locals. Over three dozen villages have been affected by the flood which has damaged standing crops.
Rampariksha Singh, a farmer of Nabinagar block, said he has invested hard earned money in agro work but natural calamity had shattered his hopes. ” Whether farmers will get compensation or not, God knows. Construction of Daudnagar- Nasriganj sone bridge has been completely affected as many machines engaged in construction have been drowned in flood water,” he said.